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GCONL - Greater Cleveland Organization for Nursing Leadership

OONELogoThe Greater Cleveland Organization for Nursing Leadership, an affiliate chapter of the Ohio Organization for Nursing Leadership, was formed in 2004 by Northeast Ohio nurse leaders to promote nursing leadership, influence the position of quality healthcare and access, and redesign nursing delivery systems. As a center of excellence for clinical leadership, GCONL improves healthcare through legislation, education, technology, research, consultation, networking and information sharing.


Nurse executives and leaders within the Greater Cleveland-area, which includes Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, are invited to join GCONL. Join today and start making a difference in the future of nursing! Membership includes two years for 2022-2023.

If your institution is a member of the Ohio Hospital Association, you are eligible to receive a free OONL membership. For more information, visit the OONL website.

View our Chapter Bylaws.

2022 Meeting Information

  • Thursday, March 24, 2022  |  Meeting Minutes
  • Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022
  • Thursday, December 1, 2022

GCONL Chapter Officers

Karen Gates, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Director of Nursing
The MetroHealth System

President Emeritus
Janet Schuster, DNP, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Cleveland Clinic – Lutheran Hospital (Retired)
Jody Blessing, MS, BSN, CNML
Chief Nursing Officer
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Sherri Stephens, MSN, RN
Nurse Manager
Cleveland Clinic – Lutheran Hospital
Regina Schneider, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR
Director of Nursing, Acute Care Services
Cleveland Clinic – South Pointe Hospital


For additional information on The Greater Cleveland Organization for Nursing Leadership, contact Tracy Wise at 216.255.3695 or via email.


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